Re: Bardsley and reid off in jan?
It's not just how well a player plays, it's how much money it costs to keep them compared with their benefit to the club.
It's all well and good saying "keep player A as cover" (Bardsley in this case) but not knowing what wage he's on or how important he is to training sessions and team morale, it's not something we as fans can accurately judge.
With Reid it'll be a similar conundrum. How much does he cost the club, what are the benefits of keeping him, how much would we get for him if we sold him, and could we get equally adequate cover for less wages if we did let him go?
There's a lot more to a situation like this than simply how well they performed in their last few matches.
"'To the pure, all things are pure' thus speaks the people, but I say to you: to the swine, all things become swinish" Friedrich Nietzsche.